Frequently Asked Questions
- I want a career with Sandy City. How can I get my foot in the door?
The first step to a Sandy City career is to apply for a City job. The Human Resources Department frequently opens new recruitments for different jobs, which may have different recruitment time-frames. Employment applications for these jobs are accepted during recruitment periods only.
- Who can apply for a job with the City?
Anyone eligible to work in the United States and who meets the minimum job requirements as stated in the job posting or ad. Potential applicants are generally not required to live within Sandy City boundaries.
- How can I find out which jobs are currently open for recruitment at Sandy City?
We advertise our open positions in two ways. You can find an updated list of open positions by: a) checking our online current openings page, b) calling our office (801-568-7253).
- Do you accept application for positions that are not currently open?
No. We only accept applications for positions which are currently open for recruitment.
However, if there is not a current opening for a specific City position you are interested in, you can fill out a Job Interest Card. Click here to do this online, or you can call us at 801-568-7253 or come by our office. We will then notify you when the position is later opened for recruitment.
- How do I apply for a position with Sandy City?
We accept applications online, in-person, and via mail, email or fax. You must complete the Sandy City application form to apply. This form is automatically completed when you apply through our online application. If you cannot complete the application process online, you may obtain an application form by coming into our office, calling us (801-568-7151), or by downloading the application form in PDF format. Applications should be submitted to the following:
In-person: Sandy City Human Resources, 10000 So. Centennial Pkwy, Suite 310
Mail: Sandy City HR, 10000 So. Centennial Pkwy, Suite 310, Sandy, UT 84070
- Should I include a resume?
Yes. You are welcome to submit a resume with your application.
- Where can I go for more information about a position I am interested in?
You can access a complete job description for each Sandy City position on the Human Resources section of the Sandy City website. Paper copies of job descriptions can also be obtained by coming into our office. These job descriptions explain the duties as well as the required skills and abilities for each position. If you have additional questions, please call our office (801-568-7151).
- How many jobs can I apply for? Do I need more than one application?
There is currently no limit to the number of jobs you can apply for with Sandy City. Keep in mind, however, that we receive many applications from fully qualified candidates for each open position. It is in your best interest to apply only for those positions you are most qualified for.
Through our online application process, you can use one application for multiple positions. If you are applying by any other method (in-person, mail, email, or fax), you are required to submit a separate application for each position. Because of the highly competitive nature of our open positions, you will be more successful if you customize your experience and qualifications to the position.
- How can I know the current status of my application? Will I be notified?
Once the position closing date has passed, processing and reviewing your application requires a MINIMUM of two weeks. If after two weeks, you have heard nothing from us, feel free to call our office for an update (801-568-7151). After submitting your application, it is reviewed by either the Human Resources department or the department the position is located in.
Those reviewing applications select the most qualified candidates for interviews. We base this selection on how well the demonstrated experience, education, skills and abilities of each applicant match the needs of the position. If you are selected for an interview, you will be called by a City representative to schedule a time. If you are not selected for an interview, you will be notified by mail. Either way, you will receive notification of the outcome.
- Do you keep my application on file?
We do keep applications on file for two years, but this is only for record keeping purposes. In other words, your application will not automatically be re-submitted if the same position opens up again in the future. To re-submit an application, you will need to call or visit our office.
Be aware, however, that in general, you will be more successful with an up-to-date application. Often, those who re-submit a filed application have gained experience that is not on the application. By filling out a new application, you will be able to update your relevant skills and experience
- What should I expect if I am called for a selection interview?
Those who interview you will have a list of questions they will ask during the interview. You will be rated on how well you answer the questions and demonstrate your qualifications for the position. In addition, you may be required to complete a test that measures your ability to complete essential functions of the position. You will be notified of the results shortly after a hiring decision has been made.
- What happens if I am selected for a position?
If selected for a position, you will receive a conditional offer of employment from Sandy City. Some positions require that you pass a background check, and all positions are contingent on passing a drug test. After meeting these conditions, you will be given a starting date. You will also be required to attend an employment orientation session.
- What do I need to know if I am interested in a Police or Fire career?
The Police Officer Addendum lists the requirements to apply for a Police Officer position. You can also refer to the Sandy City Police Department section of the website for more information on becoming a Police Officer with Sandy City.
The Sandy City Fire Department hires full-time firefighter from the current pool of Volunteer Firefighters. So, if you want to be hired full-time as a Firefighter, you need to first become a Volunteer for the City. Firefighter and Volunteer Firefighter job descriptions are available online or by visiting our office.
- How do I apply for a position with the Police or Fire department?
To apply for a Police Officer position, you must submit a standard Sandy City employment application along with the Police Officer Addendum, a resume, your POST entrance exam score (80% minimum), and type test results (30 wpm minimum). All five items must be submitted or your application will be incomplete and you will not be invited to the next step in the testing process.
To apply for a Volunteer Firefighter position, interested candidates should submit a Sandy City application and copies of any required certifications to the Human Resources Office.
- What is the hiring process for Police and Fire positions?
A detailed description of the 11 stage hiring process for Police Officer positions is available on the Police Officer Addendum.
The Sandy City Fire Department hires for its full-time positions from the currrent pool of Volunteer Firefighters. We therefore recommend that if you are interested in a career with the Fire Department, you should apply for the next available volunteer position. Call us or come into our office to fill out a job interest card, and we will notify you when the next Volunteer Firefighter position becomes available.
- What benefits does Sandy City offer?
Please refer to our Employee Benefits page for more information on Sandy City benefits.
- Are all employees eligible for benefits?
Regular full-time and part-time (20+ hrs/week) employees are eligible for benefits. Employees classified as seasonal or part-time (<20 hrs/week) are not eligible for benefits. Please refer to the Employee Benefits page for more information.
- How do I contact the Human Resources Department?
Human Resource Department
10000 So. Centennial Pkwy, Suite 310
Sandy, UT 84070
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm